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Something profound

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

-Mother Teresa

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

-Winston Churchill

MAHENDRAGANJ


This place was named after Mahendra Narayan, the Choudhury or Zamindar of Kodaibari in the 18th century, who established it is a seat for revenue and judicial administration. This important village, with a population of 311 of 1971 Census, it is situated in the south-Western corner of West Garo Hills on the bank of Jinjiram river which at this point separate India from Bangladesh. It has among many important establishment, a post office, a police station, a Dispensary and a Veterinary Hospital. A Government Aided School is also located here. A newly established college is catering to the students of this area.

The local population is a mixed one, each community residing is a separate locality: the Hindus at Nanderchar, the Muslims at Majerchar and the Garos at other localities father inside. Many of the inhabitants of Mahendraganj have migrated to Tura, the locality at which they reside being named Mahendraganj.

 The story has that Mahendra Narayan, the Choudhury married Ganje the only daughter of Rengtha, Garo king and inherited the kingdom of engths. The name of Mahendraganj was derieved from the union of Mahendra and Ganje, a Garo Woman. But the passing of time instead of naming Mahendra-Ganje people used to name the place Mahendraganj.